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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – September 29 2018 Editor’s Note: Here below is a list of the main issues currently under discussion in New Zealand and links to media coverage. [caption id="attachment_297" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The Beehive and Parliament Buildings.[/caption] PM in New York 1News: Jacinda Ardern lives up to her billing as ‘the anti-Trump’ in address to the UN General Assembly Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Kindness, not fear or hate – Jacinda Ardern’s message to Donald Trump and the world 1News: ‘Me too must become we too’ – Jacinda Ardern implores UN leaders to show more kindness RNZ: ‘Me Too must become We Too’ – Jacinda Ardern delivers UN address Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Ardern to UN: We must rebuild multilateralism Dan Satherley (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern uses UN speech to slam ‘isolationism, protectionism and racism’ Newshub: Watch: Jacinda Ardern’s full speech to the UN General Assembly Claire Trevett (Herald): PM Jacinda Ardern addresses the United Nations, will say where NZ stands on ‘two world views’ Tracey Watkins (Stuff):Jacinda Ardern wins fans as she appears on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert Claire Trevett (Herald): PM Jacinda Ardern goes for last laugh on US talk show RNZ: Checkpoint: Jacinda Ardern cracks jokes on Stephen Colbert’s show (video) Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Ardern charms, plugs tourism on Colbert appearance Chris Bramwell (RNZ): Jacinda Ardern discusses Trump handshake strategy on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern appears on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert  Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Fashionably late – Jacinda Ardern treads carefully on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 1News: Watch: Jacinda Ardern skilfully dodges Stephen Colbert’s efforts to create ‘diplomatic incident’ over Trump’s UN speech Emma Hurley (Newshub): Late Show’s Stephen Colbert grills Jacinda Ardern about whether she laughed at Trump Daniel Rutledge (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern officially offers Stephen Colbert Hobbiton citizenship on the Late Show Claire Trevett (Herald): PM Jacinda Ardern appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in New York Stuff: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives Flight of the Conchords ‘open invitation’ to dine Scott Palmer (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern attacks ‘extreme positions’ on climate change Zoe Madden-Smith (Vice): Jacinda Ardern At The UN, Featuring Baby Neve and Clarke: The Greatest Hits Spinoff: Jacindamania goes global (video) Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Friends don’t let friends hate babies – Why Jacinda & Neve’s appearance at the UN trumps LOTR & Lange’s ‘Uranium on your breath’ Derek Handley CTO controversy Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Long read: Anatomy of a disaster Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): CTO-gate – Smoke Gets In Our Eyes Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Government done in by Derek Handley and their own naivety Stuff: Derek Handley refuses to confirm or deny links to former National Party president Michelle Boag Andrea Vance (Stuff): ‘No bias’ in Derek Handley recruitment as chief technology officer, report concludes Henry Cooke (Stuff): Derek Handley allegedly advised by former National Party president Henry Cooke (Stuff): Derek Handley met with Labour Party president and spoke with PM’s chief of staff ahead of job offer Lucy Bennett (Herald): Derek Handley files reveal PM Jacinda Ardern’s close interest in process Dan Satherley (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern acting ‘very dodgy’ over Derek Handley fiasco – Judith Collins RNZ: Paula Bennett challenges transparency in Ardern-Handley saga Lucy Bennett (Herald): Jacinda Ardern and staff involved in Derek Handley process, National claims Anna Whyte (1News): Released: Read the emails and messages Clare Curran exchanged with Derek Handley Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Revealed: Govt releases emails, WhatsApp messages on Derek Handley RNZ: Govt releases all communications relating to Derek Handley Madeleine Chapman (Spinoff): Last night Derek Handley gave a talk called ‘Making bold moves for your career’ Meka Whaitiri Jo Moir (RNZ): Meka Whaitiri’s role in Māori caucus: ‘Nothing has changed’ Audrey Young (Herald): Parliament is a bullying workplace, just like all the others says Green MP Jan Logie Audrey Young (Herald): Govt ministers close ranks around sacked minister Meka Whaitiri after leaked report reveals evidence about bruising 1News: Watch: Winston Peters calls National MP a ‘twit’ before Speaker steps in during questions over Meka Whaitiri Jane Patterson (RNZ): Another week, another leak: Whaitiri joins Bridges in the spotlight 1News: ‘Hugely disappointed’ Jacinda Ardern announces investigation in Meka Whaitiri leak Talisa Kupenga (Māori TV): PM announces investigation into leak of draft Whaitiri report Regan Paranihi (Māori TV): Whaitiri draft report leaked No Right Turn: Meka Whaitiri’s workplace bullying David Farrar: Bruised by Minister because of missed photo op Waka jumping bill passes Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Happy Birthday Mr. Peters Anna Whyte (1News): As waka-jumping bill passes, what is it and why does it matter? Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Waka-jumping bill passes into law after heated debate Henry Cooke (Stuff): Waka jumping bill finally passes, with begrudging support of Green Party David Farrar: Waka jumping amendments the Greens voted against Government John Armstrong (1News): Jacinda Ardern must stop the rot in ‘drunken sailor’ Government Herald Editorial: Govt’s greater transparency vow nowhere to be seen Jane Clifton (Listener): Winston Peters’ theatrics play a big role in the Government’s disunity Matthew Hooton (Herald): Why Jacinda Ardern really is like Donald Trump Laura Walters (Newsroom): Govt again caught on the back foot Parliament, NZ politics Max Rashbrooke (Herald): How to build governments which work Jason Walls (Herald): Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard cracks down on ‘personal reflections’ in Parliament Health and disability Ruth Hill (RNZ): Campaigner unimpressed by family care system review move Kate Hawkesby (Newstalk ZB): Overdue change helps families caring for disabled family members Kirsty Johnston (Herald): ‘Discriminatory’ disability law to be repealed, family care policy changed – Government Kirsty Johnston (Herald): ‘We have been optimistic before and been let down’ – families hopeful but cautious over carer law change Danielle Clent (Stuff): Government to change ‘discriminatory’ disability law and family care policy Newshub: Govt set to repeal ‘discriminatory’ disability law, overhaul carer policy No Right Turn: Repealing National’s constitutional outrage Imran Ali (Northern Advocate):Overseas tourists’ unpaid medical bill in Northland tops $250,000 Horowhenua Chronicle: Grandmother caring full-time for sick child may lose house after debt piles up Melanie Earley (Stuff): Man with sought-after blood type barred from donating due to sexuality Emma Russell (Herald): Ground-breaking New Zealand research hopes to detect rheumatic fever earlier Jennifer Eder (The Marlborough Express): The $10m primary healthcare kitty and where it goes Newshub: Air ambulance services agree to merge Newshub: Abby Hartley’s family donating leftover Givealittle money to charity Hannah Martin (Stuff): Doctors slammed with ‘unsafe’ workloads as staff shortages strain Auckland hospitals Jonathan Mitchell (RNZ): Anaesthetic technicians to strike at two DHBs Anneke Smith (RNZ): Students around NZ echo mental health care concerns Media, broadcasting Tim Murphy (Newsroom): Public dodges a bullet from StuffMe Donal Curtin: As expected Tim Murphy and Mark Jennings (Newsroom): MediaRoom: RNZ claims radio’s crown Stuff: RNZ is reaching its largest ever audience, driven by Morning Report success Justice, corrections Katie Fitzgerald (Newshub): Criminal Cases Review Commission long overdue – expert Matt Stewart (Stuff): New body for reviewing justice miscarriages will be based away from judicial sway of Auckland and Wellington Jason Walls (Herald): Government moves on Criminal Cases Review Commission to address miscarriages of justice Dan Satherley (Newshub): First homosexual convictions expunged Andrea Vance (Stuff): Corrections: NZ First bill will increase prison beds Rachael Kelly and Dave Nicoll (Stuff): Sensible Sentencing Trust against compassionate grounds release Herald: Total bill and expenditure for Government’s Criminal Justice Summit revealed Laura Walters (Newsroom): Justice summit costs an unexpected $1.63m Chelsea Boyle (Herald): Murderer Phillip Smith argues against rules imposed on prisoners after his escape 1News: All Blacks lead training session at maximum security prison in Buenos Aires Police, crime Andrea Vance (Stuff): Wally Haumaha phone call claims: Winston Peters says he doesn’t use landline Newshub: New Zealand at lowest murder rate in 40 years – police Herald: 518 people murdered in New Zealand in 11 years but rate is dropping Natalie Akoorie (Herald): Residents remain on high alert after Te Kuiti gangsters bailed back home Sam Sherwood (Stuff): Police Association: Revised pay offer ‘fair’ and ‘significant’‘ George Block (ODT): AOS callouts in Sthld twice those in Otago Transport, motoring, road safety Jason Walls (Herald): ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway not thrilled with the prospect of new petrol tax Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Minister says ACC will have to make ‘very, very’ strong case to hike petrol levy Zane Small (Newshub): ACC proposes higher levies for motorists in New Zealand 1News: Proposed new ACC levy could see motorists hit $14 extra per year in the pocket RNZ: Motor vehicle levy could rise 12 percent David Hargreaves (Interest): ACC’s hefty road user levy hikes RNZ: Risk of collision at Wellington Station remains – report Tom Hunt and Damian George (Stuff): Regional Council says it would do little differently if it could roll out Wellington’s new bus network again Gia Garrick (RNZ): Troubled bus network: Process was correct, officials say Emma Jolliff (Newshub): Regional Council promises Wellington buses will be punctual within 8 weeks Rotorua Daily Post: Bus service returns to Fordlands route after community commits to protect passengers and drivers Rob Maetzig (Stuff): EV drivers are bludgers costing NZ roads $7m per year Matt Shand (Stuff): Dangerous stretch of SH2 ticks up $30,000 of fines a month RNZ: Checkpoint: Family feel let down by GDC after daughter’s death Cherie Sivignon (Stuff): Lower speed limit of 80kmh signalled for high accident stretch of Nelson highway CHris Morris (ODT): Twyford puts focus on regional and local roads Christina Persico (STuff): Taranaki’s $40k road in the back of beyond Michael Cropp (1News): As Wellington Airport applies to lengthen runway, safety is in dispute Housing Jessie Chiang (RNZ): Call for reviews to stop for all state housing tenants NIcholas Boyack (Stuff): Twyford acknowledges problems as KiwiBuild is overwhelmed by proposals Catherine Harris (Stuff): Banks get curious about funding prefabs and tiny houses Education Chris Morris (ODT): Teacher referred to police RNZ: Police receive complaint related to abuse at Chch school John Gerritsen (RNZ): Auckland university drops in a second global ranking list Newshub: No sign of New Zealand universities in latest top 200 ranking Elena McPhee (ODT): Students’ pleas for art history ignored Joel MacManus (ODT): Don’t Fire the Proctor, Reform the Position Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): Organiser of protest against bong-taking proctor faces political fight Elena McPhee (ODT): Students want proctor’s power’s curtailed Charlie O’Mannin (Critic): OUSA Demands Proctor and Campus Watch Be Stripped of All Disciplinary Powers For Off-Campus Actions Primary industries, overseas investment Michael Morrah (Newshub): Exclusive: NZ’s biggest hoki fishery is a ‘barren wasteland’ – insider Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): Hoki fishing quota reduced RNZ: Hoki quota cut to cost millions – fishing industry Andrea Fox (Herald): Fonterra financials fall well short of industry merger expectations: new report Paul McBeth (BusinessDesk): NZ shares fall as A2 Milk extends decline Scott Palmer (Newshub): Shane Jones puts China on notice over New Zealand logging Chris Hutching (Stuff): Job-saving forestry deal given the go ahead Jamie Gray (Herald): PEP’s Manuka Health sold to South East Asian trading company Environment and conservation Kate Gudsell (RNZ): Independent review of 1080 drop that killed cows Megan Sutherland (Newshub): Department of Conservation’s ‘extraordinary step’ to win public over on 1080 drops RNZ: Cows killed by 1080 in drop area, DOC confirms Farah Hancock (Newsroom): 1080 confirmed as killer of cows Newshub: 1080 poison dumping story was inaccurate and unbalanced Chloe Ranford (Stuff): New Zealand waters seeing fastest rate of acidic change in 25 million years Rotorua Daily Post: Outspoken environmental advocate Dr Mike Joy to speak in Taupō Eugenie Sage (Stuff): The shift from a throwaway society to a more circular economy Mark Quinlivan and Matthew LIttlewood (Stuff): Confusion surrounds South Island Himalayan Tahr cull start Liz McDonald (Stuff): Charges filed after mass eel deaths from creek contamination Newshub: 22,000 litres of untreated wastewater discharged at Christchurch’s Sumner Beach Megan Sutherland (Newshub): South Island Countdowns rid of single-use plastic bags in a fortnight Jim Tucker (Stuff): Questioning the climate change inconsistencies Felicity Reid (Stuff): Kauri dieback threat closes more tracks on Auckland’s North Shore Oil and gas exploration ban Richard Harman (Politik): Government MP claims Nats want to burn the earth Gavin Evans (Herald): Richlister Mark Dunphy suing Energy Minister Megan Woods over oil and gas decision BusinessDesk: NZ oil co takes govt to court over exploration ban Tracy Neal (RNZ): Company suing government over oil exploration decision Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): Oil and gas company takes Govt to court over exploration ban Christina Persico (Stuff): More time for oil companies a ‘step in the right direction’ Point of Order: Megan Woods still in the firing line over handling of energy legislation Cost of living John Anthony (Stuff): Fact-checking National’s claim the Government is to blame for rising living costs Taroi Black (Māori TV): Taxpayers fuming over increased living costs Tourism Jason Walls (Herald):Government sets tourist tax at $35 per visitor Tess Brunton (RNZ): Tourism levy gets green light but will it make a difference for regions? Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): Tourists visiting NZ to pay new $35 levy fee John Tamihere Simon Wilson (Herald): Tamihere’s on the warpath but won’t run for mayor Alex Braae (Spinoff): Passion and fury as John Tamihere revs up Auckland mayoral ambitions Todd Niall (Stuff):John Tamihere lobs ‘corruption’ line into housing dispute Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): John Tamihere’s damning evidence against Goff’s vacant social housing programme Mitch McCann (Newshub): John Tamihere hints he’ll run for Auckland Mayor 1News: John Tamihere. concerned about housing in Auckland, doesn’t rule out running for mayor Rowan Quinn (RNZ): Council faces accusations of corruption over social housing Ben Leahy (Herald): Should state homes be lumped into big housing estates or blended into the community? Colin Craig, Rachel MacGregor defamation trial Rosemary McLeod (Stuff): Court of public opinion is vicious, and nobody really wins Tommy Livingston (Stuff): Rachel MacGregor details the night she and Colin Craig kissed, says she was ‘scared’ RNZ: Rachel MacGregor: ‘I began to feel uneasy about the things he wrote to me’ Sam Hurley (Herald): ‘Lines had been crossed’ – Helen Craig talks of life with Colin Craig and Rachel MacGregor Ministry of Social Development Stuff: Lawyer renews call for MSD chief to be investigated No Right Turn: Not just unlawful, but a crime Economy, business Gyles Beckford (RNZ):Reserve Bank holds key interest rate at 1.75% Jamie Gray (Herald): RBNZ keeps rates on hold, little change in outlook Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): OCR to remain at 1.75% ‘through 2019 and into 2020’ Michael Reddell: More on Orr Banks Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Banks under attack – what will Aussie scandal mean for NZ? Gareth Vaughan (Interest): Govt seeking to ‘progress open banking options for NZ consumers’ Local government Kate Gudsell (RNZ): Rally supports Gisborne councillor who spoke out against racism Regan Paranihi (Māori TV): Gisborne locals rally against racism Gerald PIddock (Stuff): More Waikato Regional Council staff with six figure salaries Joanne Carroll (Stuff): Lawyers investigating West Coast councillors after Harvard Uni jibe Other Graham Adams (Noted): Free speech: From Charlie Hebdo to Don Brash ODT Editorial: Addressing child poverty Isaac Davison (Herald): Not for Sale: Herald and World Vision team up to combat child marriage, trafficking and forced labour Press: Editorial: Telling people to ‘harden up’ is not helping Brian Easton (Pundit): Is There Public Service in Our Public Service? Brian Fallow (Herald): Inequality a tough target for Cullen tax review Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Oranga Tamariki put 12-year-old boy back in motel despite judge’s order Stuart Smith (Stuff): National opposes ‘potentially damaging’ changes to employment relations law Te Kuru o te Marama Dewes (Māori TV):Protesters disrupt MWWL National Conference The Listener: The Catholic Church needs to reform – and celibacy is a good place to start Kali Mercier (Spinoff): The war on drugs is killing Kiwis – we must choose a different approach Newshub: Meatworks fined $332,000 after employee’s hand cut off Rob Stock (Stuff): Directors of Islamic KiwiSaver seek $2 million in damages from FMA Andrea Fox (Herald): Shariah law-adhering KiwiSaver provider Amanah Ethical sues FMA Terry Bellamak (Spinoff): New Zealand can’t congratulate itself on International Safe Abortion Day Matthew Rosenberg (Stuff): Turf war develops between Auckland Philharmonia and NZ Symphony Orchestra]]>